Whitehall-Coplay Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

Tennis team begins season

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

It’s been a good start for the Whitehall girls tennis team, getting out of the gate early with a couple of league wins.

They began the season by defeating Pocono Mountain West, 7-0. Pleasant Valley was the next stop on their schedule, losing to the Bears 0-7 to knot their record at 1-1.

With two matches under their belt, they Zephs hosted East Stroudsburg South High School last week and won a tough match against the Cavaliers, 5-2.

Outdoors: check out reborn Firing Line shooting range

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you were a former member or used the Firing Line indoor shooting range on Roosevelt Street on the border of Whitehall and North Whitehall townships that closed a few years ago upon the passing of its owner, you owe it to yourself to check out the new Firing Line.

The Firing Line has been reborn and has transformed into a first class indoor shooting facility that sports a vastly improved and state-of-the-art air filtration system, exceptional sound proofing, classrooms, lounge area and retail shop in the enlarged former building.

Orioles taking on Martin’s Creek in BML adult finals

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Iron Financial Orioles know all about coming from behind. When they fell behind Martins Creek 5-0 Sunday in game two of the Blue Mountain League Championship Series, it was just another day on the ball field for them. Unfortunately for the Orioles, there wouldn’t be a comeback in the offing this time and they fell to Martins Creek 7-4, evening the series at one game apiece.

Outdoors: good time to catch up on what’s new

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

As we’re in the last of the summer doldrums with fishing being poor because of rain and dove hunting is only upcoming, now’s a good time to catch up on what’s new in the outdoor related marketplace.

If you’re firearms buff, collector or historian, Jerry Lee’s 2018 Gun Digest is a necessary read. In fact, you can spend the remainder of the summer reading this vast collection of firearms information Lee has assembled in his latest work.

All-state volleyball team named announced

Friday, August 11, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association recently announced the 2017 All-State volleyball teams and District 11 had six representatives named to the 3A squad.

Emmaus dominated the list with four players, while Parkland and Whitehall each had one.

Whitehall’s Logan McGinley is the only player chosen from District 11 to make multiple appearances on the all-state squad.

The complete list is below.

AAA BOYS VOLLEYBALL

ALL STATE TEAM

PIAA DISTRICT XI

Noah Bacon Emmaus OH

Brendan Dunkle Emmaus Lib

James Haag Emmaus OH

District 11 will form a hall of fame

Friday, August 11, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

District XI will be bringing their own Hall of Fame to town when the inaugural class will be inducted on October 14, 2018.

News of the announcement came last week as The District XI Hall of Fame will include athletes, coaches, officials, and contributors and will be reflective of those individual’s contributions on the District XI high school level.

Postgraduate, collegiate, or professional performance will not be assessed in selecting Hall of Fame recipients.